You’ll Never Guess Who’s On The Clintons’ Enemies List

Holiday weekends often produce unusual news.

For me, this Easter weekend was especially strange. You see, late on Friday, the Clinton Presidential Library released some documents that revealed something I’ve known for decades but had trouble proving…

My name was on the Clinton White House’s list of spies and enemies.

Now, such lists aren’t new, but they were rarely ever seen by anyone outside of the administration. Beginning in 1978, however, the Presidential Records Act changed the ownership of presidential and White House documents, making it mandatory that they be released over a fixed timetable.

Without such a law, I doubt the Clintons would’ve ever let this most interesting document, “The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce,” see daylight.

Under Pressure From the Political Elite

Originally, this document was 331 pages. Unfortunately, what the Clintons released was reduced to only 28 pages, and much of the information had been scrubbed.

But even the redacted version exposes the Clintons’ favorite method of spiking stories from the news, a method that has been perfected by the Obama machine.

The document claims that Joseph Farah (of the Western Journalism Center) and I were engaged in a conspiracy to spread illegitimate investigative reportage.

Here’s how the report articulates the point: “The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce refers to the mode of communication employed by the right wing to convey their fringe stories into legitimate subjects of coverage by the mainstream media.”

By making the stories somehow the domain of odious right-wingers, the Clinton team believed they could intimidate mainstream outlets from covering these stories.

The report continues:

“This is how the stream works: Well-funded right-wing think tanks and individuals underwrite conservative newsletters and newspapers such as the Western Journalism CenterThe American Spectator and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Next, the stories are reprinted on the internet where they are bounced into the mainstream media through one of two ways: 1) The story will be picked up by the British tabloids and covered as a major story, from which the American right-of-center mainstream media (i.e., The Wall Street JournalWashington Times and New York Post) will then pick the story up; or 2) The story will be bounced directly from the internet to the right-of-center mainstream American media. After the mainstream right-of-center media covers the story, Congressional committees will look into the story. After Congress looks into the story, the story now has the legitimacy to be covered by the remainder of the American mainstream press as a ‘real’ story.”

All I can say is, wow, they really are paranoid.

I had a completely different take of what was going on during this same period…

At the time, I was the editor of a small newsletter called Clinton Watch, and we covered stories ignored by the mainstream news media.

This was in the days before the internet was widely used, and news traveled more slowly. To try to speed stories up, I employed the most high-tech tool I had at the time… a fax machine. I would fax stories to various reporters in the much larger mainstream media, even if they mostly ignored what I had to say.

Yet this is how the report describes it: “The media food chain is the system by which right-wing activists feed conspiracy theories and innuendo from the fringes into the mainstream media. The ‘food chain’ starts with activists such as Willie Horton creator Floyd Brown, Sheffield Nelson and Larry Nichols. These activists feed the partisan conservative press. Publications such as The American Spectator, theWashington Times and the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. The mainstream press then picks up on these reports.”

In fact, I openly shared the stories with any reporters who would listen. Mostly, only the conservative press took note. I was routinely frustrated by the other American media groups’ reluctance to cover important stories just because they were pressured to back off by the powerful elite.

This is the reason I shifted careers and became a full-time scribe. You see, for the country to function properly, we need an informed citizenry. Thus I pledge to you that I’ll continue to write and share stories spiked by the pressure of the political elite. I work for you, the reader, and no amount of pressure from the bigwigs of D.C. will shut me up.

 

This commentary originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.org and is reprinted here with permission. 

Photo credit: Tim Hamilton (Flickr)

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Watch BLM Whistleblower Reveal What Could Be The Real Reason Behind Bundy Ranch Stand-off

Meet BLM whistleblower Rusty Hill, who uncovered the corporations and shady land deals connected to Reid Bunkerville LLC, Zion Bank Corp, and BLM lands surrounding the Bundy properties.

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Guess What This Democrat Just Admitted About Obamacare (It Isn’t Pretty)

In a recent radio interview, Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch conceded what millions of ObamaCare opponents already realized. While there is already plenty for critics to complain about, he noted that future mandates will only make the healthcare law less sustainable and more unpopular.

There is a simple reason the administration has systematically staggered the implementation of certain details within the law, he explained.

“There are parts of ObamaCare, or the Affordable Care Act, that have been postponed because they are unpalatable,” he said. “As these provisions come into effect, the administration thus far is saying ‘we can’t handle this now so we’re going to delay it.’”

At some point in the future, however, the other shoe will drop.

“It’s going to hit the fan,” he concluded, noting aspects of the law including mandatory registrations and penalties will give Americans an even clearer look at what a disaster ObamaCare truly is.

“Any individual with an individual healthcare plan that exceeds $10,200 is in a ‘Cadillac plan’,” he said, explaining employers will have to pay “a 40 percent tax on the amount over the maximum established under the Affordable Care Act.”

This represents the first time in American history that healthcare plans have been subject to a tax, Lynch said. Frustratingly, he concluded we are likely stuck with the law at this point.

“I think it would be impossible for a repeal right now,” he said, “because you’ve taken on 31 million new people.”

While he feels that providing insurance to more Americans is “a good thing,” he said the “problem has always been paying for it.”

To do so, Lynch reasoned, those with existing healthcare plans will be on the hook financially, even as they see their policies morphed into coverage that abides by ObamaCare’s mandates.

The administration “made a promise to the 270 million who already had healthcare that your healthcare will either be the same or improved by this,” he said, admitting that will be a “tough promise to live up to under this system.”

Reports indicate Lynch was the only member of his state’s congressional delegation to vote against ObamaCare in 2010. Four years later, it is clear he recognized a threat most of his fellow Democrats were unable – or unwilling – to see.

Photo Credit: Facebook/Stephen F. Lynch

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Reid’s Ominous Threat: “Something Will Happen” To Bundy Family

Appearing on a local news program, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid once again weighed in on the continuing saga between federal agents and the Bundy family in Clark County. After Bureau of Land Management forces left the area earlier this month, Reid declared the ordeal was “not over” for the Bundys.

Not only did he condemn patriarch Cliven Bundy, accused of withholding federal grazing taxes for the past two decades; he also referred to the hundreds of men and women who stood alongside the family as “domestic terrorists.”

Reid doubled down on his rhetoric during the recent television appearance. He explained that he has been in contact with local Sheriff Doug Gillespie, Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI Director James Comey, and other high-profile figures in an effort to determine what the government’s next step will be.

Responding to a question regarding the assembly of a federal taskforce, Reid proclaimed, “I assume that’s what they’re going to do.”

He concluded that the parties involved “can’t just walk away from this,” predicting some abstract force that will compel the Bundys to comply with federal demands.

“I don’t think it’s going to be tomorrow that something’s going to happen,” he said, “but something’s going to happen.”

He concluded America is “a nation of laws, not of men and women.”

That proclamation, however, seems to stand in stark contrast to Reid’s predilection toward excusing the criminal acts of illegal immigrants.

Reid’s appearance was balanced by the state’s other senator, Republican Dean Heller.

He said he was far more concerned about the excessive force used by BLM officers than the presence of protesters. Heller called the demonstrators “patriots,” contrasting Reid’s accusation that the group was made up of “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.”

Heller said he wants to get to the bottom of the federal action in Clark County, explaining he is pursuing congressional hearings regarding the situation.

“I want to find out who’s accountable for this,” he said. “I hope someone at the BLM feels some accountability on exactly what happened; and I fear that there will be no answer to that question.”

The federal government owns 85 percent of the land in Nevada, he added, noting that is a major contributing factor in the ongoing overreach in his state.

He concluded the outrage across America stemmed from the basic fact that “to have your own government with sniper lenses on you made a lot of people very uncomfortable.”

Photo Credit: Facebook/Senator Harry Reid

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Reid Goes For The Throat: Watch What He Just Said About The Bundys

Nevada Senators Harry Reid-(D) and Dean Heller-(R) sat together for a live TV interview on Friday, April 18th on the KSNV program “What’s Your Point?”

Reid doubles down on calling Bundy protestors terrorists, among other names.

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